MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY!
Saturday, October 28
9AM to NOON
Environmental Defenders’ Property on Dean Street
On Saturday, October 28
, you are invited to “make a difference
” by helping with restoration efforts at The Environmental Defenders’ Kishwaukee Headwaters property on Dean Street in Woodstock as part of the national “Make A Difference Day
” celebration. Volunteers will be removing invasive species and collecting trash around the perimeter of our property as well as the Soil and Water Conservation District property. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m.
and conclude at noon
Volunteers are asked to wear work clothes, gloves, and boots and meet at the Soil & Water Conservation District building at 2222 Dean Street (corner of Dean and Route 14). All necessary equipment, water, and snacks will be provided. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Nancy Schietzelt at 815-356-1710. Come help us make apositive difference in our environment and enjoy some time outdoors!
The Environmental Defenders is pleased to announce a second location for Styrofoam collection with the reopening of the site at Algonquin Public Works at 110 Meyer Drive (oepn 24 hours a day). We thank the Village of Algonquin for partnering with us and also Algonquin Township Highway Department for reopening of that site at 3702 Highway 14 in Crystal Lake (open Mon-Fri., 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) We encourage the public to reduce Styrofoam use and to recycle what clean Styrofoam they do have by dropping it off at our two locations or at our monthly recycling drives. Other locations will be opening by end of year. Thank you to U-Haul, Chicago Logistic Service and Dart Company for their partnership in helping to keep Styrofoam out of landfills and out of our environment.
Posted on August 31, 2017 by Cynthia Kanner - In the News
Come celebrate The Fox River at the 10th anniversary It’s Our River Day in Algonquin!
Local singer/songwriter/musician, Thea Grace Roggenbuck, will perform at the 10th Anniversary “It’s Our River Day” celebration in downtown Algonquin.
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INLRS Public Handout
Posted on August 10, 2017 by Cynthia Kanner - In the News
The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County’s Education Committee, chaired by Mary Forni, is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s environmental scholarships. Sheridan Taylor (left) and Paige King (right) are the recipients of $1,000 Environmental Defenders’ Scholarships for their volunteer work in the area of environmental stewardship and volunteerism. Sheridan, a graduate of Cary-Grove High School will be attending the University of South Carolina to study environmental science/marine ecosystems and Paige, a graduate of Johnsburg High School, will be attending the University of Montana to study wildlife biology. Both young ladies are members of The National Honor Society and between them volunteered at The Hollows, Volo Bog and Pioneer Fen.